Welcome to Lo Pagán
The coastal town of Lo Pagan, on the Costa Cálida overlooks the Mar Menor, Europe’s biggest saltwater lagoon.
Move to this beautiful coastal resort to spend your days basking in the Mediterranean sun or wallowing in the mineral-rich muds of the Mar Menor.
Located around an hour away from Alicante airport, Lo Pagan is a coastal town which overlooks the Mar Menor, Europe’s biggest saltwater lagoon. Lo Pagan is the beachside development of San Pedro Del Pinatar, a large coastal town on the Costa Cálida. This part of Spain enjoys long months of sunshine in the summer and mild winters, making it a popular destination for holidaymakers.
The town is perhaps most famous for its mineral-rich mud baths, which attract visitors from far and wide hoping to enjoy the revivifying effects of an afternoon of wading and daubing themselves in black, sun-warmed clays. These clays are touted to provide relief to a wide range of ailments, from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism, to skin problems such as acne. This might be down to the high mineral content, which includes calcium, magnesium and potassium. The good news for those looking to buy property is that these mud baths are absolutely free, meaning you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits year-round, although not everyone will brave the muds during the winter months!
If you tire of mud and find yourself craving sand, you’re in luck, as Lo Pagan has a fantastic beach complete with beautiful palm-lined promenade. Head north along the shoreline to the San Pedro Marina where you can find shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants, and clubs. Why not round off an afternoon shopping and sunbathing with dinner and a cocktail or two?
Venture beyond the Marina to the famous Salinas (salt lakes), a protected area which is home to some amazing wildlife including flamingos; watch them skimming the waters for the shrimp that give them their characteristic color.
This area is popular with native Spanish buyers, northern Europeans and British expats; it has a strong community spirit that can be felt at the many festivals and fiestas that take place in the area.
You’ll get plenty of property for your money, whether you are looking for an apartment, villa and townhouse.
There is a good selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars in San Pedro Del Pinatar town center, which also has a weekly market on Mondays. If you are looking for nightlife, head to La Curva for bars and clubs aplenty and a fun, lively atmosphere. For a big shop, hop in the car and in 10 minutes you can reach Dos Mares, an indoor shopping center in San Javier which offers just about everything you could ever need. Here you will find shops, a cinema, food hall, petrol station and parking are free. In the summer there is a children’s funfair opposite the marina and nearby you can also explore the Salinas walking and cycling route, which takes you out into the beautiful Mar Menor.
Buses and coaches run regularly, and popular destinations include Murcia, Valencia, Madrid, and Alicante. You’re just 5 minutes away from the AP-7 (toll) highway and the N332 (toll-free) highway, either of which can get you to Alicante airport in around an hour.
There are a number of health centres, clinics and dentists in the area. You’re also just over 10 minutes away from the Hospital Los Arcos del Mar Menor, which has some English speaking doctors and a free translation service.
Cost of Living
This area offers great value for money, with low living costs and very competitive property prices.